Europe: Go-Ahead, Abellio and National Express take over German operating contracts

From Railway Gazette; June 11, 2019 GERMANY: A number of passenger services transferred to new operators on June 9, including…

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‘Germany first:’ Deutsche Bahn announces bold new plans

By Abi Carter, Iamexpat.de; June 10, 2019 Its public image may have taken a beating over the past couple of…

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Germany – Female train guard is fired for secretly filming hardcore porn movies in carriages after work: X-rated movies showed German worker whipping ‘passengers’ caught without tickets

By Tim Stickings, Daily Mail; May 22, 2019 A female German railway worker has lost her job after allegedly shooting…

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German rail operator Deutsche Bahn break more records, despite late train blues

From etnewsnow.com; March 28, 2019 Berlin:German state-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn on Thursday reported record revenues and passenger numbers in…

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Austria: ÖBB issues tender for second-hand double-deck EMUs

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; March 25, 2019 AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) subsidiary ÖBB Passenger has published a tender…

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German Court of Auditors proposes radical DB reform

GERMANY’s Federal Court of Auditors presented a report to the German parliament on January 17 which calls for the federal…

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German Rail: DB long-distance punctuality well below target in 2018

By Keith Fender, International Railway Journal; January 10, 2019 PUNCTUALITY on German Rail (DB) inter-city services continued to worsen in…

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Germany: Passengers escape unharmed after ICE fire

By Keith Fender, International Railway Journal; October 12, 2018 MORE than 500 passengers were evacuated from a German Rail ICE…

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Germany: DB to purchase 18 ICE 4 trains as part of €1bn investment

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; September 27, 2018 GERMAN Rail (DB) announced on September 27 that it is investing…

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Germany: DB curbs spending as debts rise and profits fall

By Keith Barrow, International Railway Journal; September 13, 2018 GERMAN Rail (DB) chief executive Dr Richard Lutz has instigated emergency…

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The Discount Airline Model Is Coming for Europe’s Railways

By Carol Matlack, Bloomberg Businessweek; August 17, 2018 With ever more passengers opting for low-cost carriers such as Ryanair and…

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Germany: DB records steep drop in first half profit

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; July 27, 2018 GERMAN Rail (DB) recorded a 17.4% drop in Ebit to €974m…

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What Railways in India hope to learn from German rail

By Avishek G Dastidar, The Indian Express; May 4, 2018 In June, Indian Railways probationers will head to Berlin to…

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Germany: Passenger growth and international success boost DB profits

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; March 22, 2018 GERMAN Rail (DB) achieved a 5.2% increase in revenue in 2017…

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